Five Links

Some links for a Friday

I haven’t posted links in a while, but I’ve been reading fun things this month and wanted to share. Enjoy!

Final Friday Five

  1. My crazily smart friend Emily is writing an excellent series of posts on creating healthy work cultures. Check out the first three here, here, and here.
  2. When it comes to writing, is procrastination really just shame?
  3. Doing nothing has become a sport. What will they think of next?
  4. Mongolia is getting a new postal system, and so could the whole world. I live at endearing.plunger.whisper. (On this map, I live in Tampon Thorn. I prefer the former.)
  5. A grandma conducts the most polite Google search ever.

Final Friday Five

  1. Everyone has imposter syndrome except for you
  2. What people are actually working on in coffee shops
  3. Scrabble upset! Are shorter words better than longer ones?
  4. Some hid secret poems in Boston’s sidewalks
  5. How busy are you, really?

Final Friday Five

  1. Which Buddha family are you? A quiz.
  2. I wrote about my SFS (secret freelance shame); here’s the Atlantic on SMCS (secret middle class shame)
  3. The Czech Republic is changing its English name
  4. Meanwhile, in Cambodia, a fight for the comma
  5. Give a listen to this Haruki Murakami playlist

EDITED TO ADD: This Saturday, April 30, is Independent Bookstore Day. A wonderful weekend to go out and buy that book you’ve been eyeing—or several.

Final Friday Five

  1. Letters in the news: relieving guilt and renewing diplomacy
  2. I could use one of these
  3. Ever wonder how the NYT picks its best books of the year?
  4. A subway design to encourage reading on the go
  5. This is essential: a guide to buying unnecessarily large and small things

Final Friday Five

  1. An oldie but a goodie: George Saunders and Colbert on the short story
  2. Changes in French spelling are causing controversy
  3. Is this guy the world’s first microblogger?
  4. Why people go crazy over the overhead bin
  5. Syria’s first free library, and how to start your own little one

Final Friday Five

Some reading for your January:

  1. In honor of David Bowie: his top 100 books, and 1 great book about him
  2. My reading list has nothing on this woman’s
  3. #sorrynotsorry – a new app takes the apologies out of emails
  4. I admire these cycling nuns
  5. Money advice in brief

Final Friday Five

The last Final Friday Five of 2015:

  1. This is funny (and very accurate)
  2. Grammar meets sports
  3. Approving the singular they
  4. I’m totally guilty of this bad habit
  5. In honor of the season (if it ever arrives): a love letter to winter



Final Friday Five

Some reading for you now. And stay tuned for this year’s gift guide for editors! (See last year’s guide here.)

  1. I love this project
  2. I would’ve loved to be the person to find this
  3. Authors and their Myers-Briggs types
  4. On flowers and grief
  5. Further proof that mail is good for you


Final Friday Five – Double Edition!

I missed September’s Final Friday (for secret reasons), so this month you get a double edition! Happy reading.

  1. I like the sweetness and mystery of the Book Inscriptions Project
  2. This made me laugh
  3. The holidays (and holiday cards) are right around the corner. Do you know how to pluralize your name?
  4. An excellent post promoting feedback between authors, project managers, and editors
  5. Re-imagining the New Yorker as a Parisian rag
  6. Are you an artful procrastinator?
  7. What books make it big in Nigeria?
  8. Book covers come to life
  9. Oliver Sacks and his desk
  10. I once did a version of this with Roget’s Thesaurus